Nosy Ankao – Miavana Private Island

Miavana Private Island, designed by the creators of North Island in the Seychelles, will open in December 2016. Miavana is located on a private island, Nosy Ankao, off the north-eastern coast of Madagascar. With just 14 exclusive villas, untouched white sand beaches and world-class marine biodiversity, visiting Miavana is an outstanding way to experience the Indian Ocean. 

Architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens have designed Miavana, meaning ‘to reconcile’, blending barefoot beach luxury and historic European renaissance. Celebrating diversity, the natural elements of water, sand and air merge elegantly with luxurious interiors and textures unique to Madagascar.

The island is surrounded by a pristine reef offering superb snorkelling and diving opportunities, as well as whale and dolphin watching, deep-sea fishing beyond the reef, jet skiing, kite surfing, helicopter flights, and more. The resort’s “blue safari” comprehensive guided water activities provide fascinating insights into the surrounding ecosystem as guests explore the aquamarine bays, beaches, lagoons, and channels of the archipelago. 

Activities include: Blue safaris, Lemur trekking, scuba diving, fly fishing, whale / turtle watching, spa and kite-surfing.